Israel itself, by being called "the Jewish state" from its inception, courted anti-Semitism. This far-too-long article (eyes glaze over; one cannot finish it) blames a single individual. Dr. Israel Shahak, perhaps Israel's greatest dissident, predicted that Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza would produce anti-Semitism -- genuine anti-Semitism, not all-criticisms-of-Israel-are-anti-Semitic anti-Semitism. At the same time, Noam Chomsky warned that the BDS campaign, in pushing "Boycott Israel" rather than "Boycott Settlement Products," would backfire. And so it has. I wrote periodically about Israel's occupation of the West Bank between 1979 and 2009, so I certainly followed the progress of the settlements, and of what we can now call Israeli apartheid. I am Jewish, by the way, and many Jews feel as I do. Save for, I suppose, BDS and 'boycotting Israel' rather than only the settlements. Even my argument is academic anymore, however.